The Workhouse and the poor examples, including a few cases.

 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE FAMILY HlSTORY SOClEY
32/464

 

 

STOKE POGES

 

CENSUS OF THE PO0R c l832

 

Transcribed by C. M. Marshall

 

from previous transcript (source unknown )

 

Digitised by T. Sargeant

 

In 1940 the Eton Union Workhouse hospital was called Albert House. In 1948 the Health Service was set up and the Eton Union Workhouse hospital was transferred to the new service.

These are the few appearances in the census for Clara Coleman.

25th Nov 1872

John Coleman was convicted of non-maintence of wife. The defendants real name was Thomas Coleman. The defendants wife is an inmate of the Asylum and chargeable to the common fund of the Amersham Union.

 Order 4/- per week and costs of 10/6.

 

26 Aug 1872

Elizabeth Ayres was charged with leaving the workhouse without permission and taking workhouse clothing.

A young man named Stockwell appeared before the Board and explained his presence in the Workhouse by stating that he left his place of work because he could not get enough money.


This is the regulations for the diet of workhouse inmates agreed by the Eton Board of Guardians on the 8th June 1835.

These notes are a selection from the research carried out by Jenny Peel when she researched the Winslow Workhouse Records. Thanks to Jenny for allowing the Society to publish her work.

27th January 1873

Patrick Collier was charged with begging alms. The case was proven but dismissed with a caution.